Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Treatment Liver

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Rela Institute is one of primary medical centre providing paediatric liver disease treatment in Chennai, India. Dr. Mohamed Rela is best liver surgeon offering alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency treatment.


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Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency:

Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Alpha – 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency :

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin is a protein made from the food we eat and liver is the main organ to produce alpha-1 antitrypsin and release in the bloodstream. Alpha-1 antitrypsin has a protective function to protect damage of tissues in the body. Deficiency of alpha-1 antitrypsin leads to lungs and liver damage. 1 out of 10 children with deficiency of alpha-1antitrypsin have liver problems. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is an inherited condition and it occurs when the child inherits abnormal gene from each parent. 1 out of 4 times, the child of two carriers will inherit two abnormal genes leading to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. In alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, inflammation of the liver causes liver damage and shows symptoms in the first four months of the baby’s life. Alpha – 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Symptoms Of Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency:

Signs & symptoms of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency include: Failure to weight gain Constant tiredness Recurring jaundice Swollen abdomen Recurrent nose bleeding Blood vomiting Blood in stools Swelling in ankles Symptoms Of Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Diagnosis Of Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency:

The doctor may ask questions regarding breathlessness, weight loss, jaundice, cold or a lung infection. He will check for signs of wheezing and proper lung functioning. The tests you will have to undergo include: Blood tests Chest X-ray Liver biopsy Diagnosis Of Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Treatment For Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency:

There’s no permanent cure for AAT deficiency, but there are ways by which you can increase the level of AAT protein in the blood, which will safeguard you against further lung damage. In medical terms, this is called  augmentation therapy . Augmentation therapy or replacement therapy consists of getting reinforcements of AAT protein that are drawn from the blood of healthy donors. This treatment is given once a week. It is syringed into the body and can be done either in the clinic or at home. Through augmentation therapy, the damage to the lungs is stopped, though it cannot reverse or heal earlier damage. This treatment is lifelong. Depending on the patient’s condition after treatment, the doctor will decide if he needs medication that the patient can breathe into his lungs using an inhaler or a bronchodilator. Treatment For Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency


Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre is committed to treating patients of all kinds of liver disease and in all stages of the disease. This includes Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Treatment , which affects infants and children too. We are fortunate to have our hospital helmed by a world-renowned liver specialist in Prof. Mohamed Rela. Under his stewardship, our hospital has earned a huge name for itself and people now know Dr Rela as the  Paediatric   liver transplant surgeon in India . Not surprising, as he uses innovative and modern surgical techniques for specific conditions and has saved the lives of many who have come here. It is these people who go back home calling our hospital the Best paediatric liver surgery hospital in Chennai. To know more about us and how we work, call  +91 9384681770  for an appointment. WHY RIMC